ZWIPF COFFEE: SPECIALTY COFFEE SHOP NEAR GENDARMENMARKT
Zwipf Coffee is located in one of my favorite parts of Berlin, only a short walk away from the gorgeous Gendarmenmarkt. I find myself always smitten with this financial district with its old historical buildings and wide buzzing streets that stretch through Mitte. The word "zwipf" stands for carefully sourced ingredients which represents the shop where everything you'll find is homemade and of the utmost freshness. The popular breakfast and lunch spot is tastefully decorated with a sense of minimalism, rustic wood finishings, bare hanging light fixtures, fresh cut spring blooms, and pops of artwork. The unique and timeless ceramic coffee mugs and dishes are manufactured in England and stand out compared to it's generic neighboring coffee shops. Zwipf is a multi roaster cafe, where leading roasters from all across Europe have been carefully chosen. The selection of specialty beans changes weekly, so for you coffee connoisseurs, there is always something new to taste and learn about. They also specifically serve single origin espressos, meaning that they aren't a blend but come from one specific farm or region.
For breakfast you can choose from a homemade honey almond granola and organic yogurt bowl or one of the Berliner's favorites- an avocado toast with homemade hummus (the hummus here was incredible!) You can also order a fritatta with daily changing fillings or eggs and toast with plenty of add ons like bacon, sausage, Heinz Baked Beans, marinated tomatoes, or brie. The lunch menu offers a variety of sandwiches on the most delicious sourdough bread, with both veggie and meat options. There are also salad options for those of you looking for something healthier along with a soup of the day. Coffee wise- they have you covered here. If you have any questions they are happy to educate you on their passion- high quality specialty coffee. If you aren't a coffee person, don't worry. They also offer organic teas, hot chocolate, chai lattes, juices, and smoothies.
Zwipf is open Monday-Friday from 8:00-17:00.